User Interface Expert Witnesses
What is a user interface expert witness?
User interface expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience and expertise in electrical engineering, user interface design, product design, systems engineering, computer graphics, software development, and/or computer science. User interface experts often have advanced degrees (M.Sc. or PhD) in software engineering and human factors. Expertise in automotive engineering may be required for specific matters related to vehicular operating systems.
What types of cases require a user interface expert witness?
Often, matters requiring user interface expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review or trade secret disputes. A forensic expert can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft.
User interface (UI) is the means by which a human controls a software application or hardware device. The goal of user interface design is to produce an interface which makes the usability and operability of a machine as efficient as possible. Keypads and touchscreens are examples of hardware user interface. Graphical user interface (GUI), a subset of user interface, allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphics, icons and audio, as opposed to text-based (typed) user interfaces. The engineering of user interface products is enhanced by human factors engineering, which is part of systems engineering. Some high-profile user interface cases have involved HTC, Motorola, AT&T, Microsoft, Apple and Samsung).
What litigation support work might a user interface expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support by a user interface expert witness could include reverse engineering, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, deposition testimony, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience. An expert witness needs to not only have expertise, but must possess the ability to explain technology and evidence to lay people. In addition, clients may seek a user interface industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
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User Interface Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those User Interface experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the User Interface landscape.